6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + bus:  22​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 1 day
4
Philadelphia
— 1 night
End: New York City

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial and then explore and take pictures at Central Park. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, and then admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to New York City is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -15 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in October: highs in New York City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
day
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, then admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls day trip site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get a bit cooler in Niagara Falls: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower

1
day
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in October; daily highs in Washington DC reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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